Merely one day after United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) President Carlos Cordeiro apologized for the sexist arguments used in the USSF’s summary judgment filings, Cordeiro announced his resignation from USSF. He stated, “The arguments and language contained in this week’s legal filing caused great offense and pain, especially to our extraordinary Women’s National Team players who deserve better. It was unacceptable and inexcusable.”
In a surprise move, the United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) has switched its legal team a little over a month before trial in their Equal Pay lawsuit. The ball pass is due to the resounding outcry from the public and USSF’s biggest sponsors related to USSF’s legal arguments that women players are not as skilled as the men players.
As the U.S. Women’s National Team (“USWNT”) racks up a win against England at the SheBelieves Cup this week, their attorneys are gearing up for the trial in their Equal Pay case against the United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”). Exactly a year after the USWNT filed their lawsuit on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019), the parties are moving ever closer to trial—currently scheduled for May 5, 2020.